For JD Motorsports w/ Gary Keller intern Michael Munley, his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut isn’t going to go the way he had hoped, after raising the funds to secure a ride in the No.6 Chevrolet Camaro at Watkins Glen International.
The 22-year-old had an early issue with his car, which prevented him from starting the event with the main pack, and was sitting half of a lap behind the race leader, when his entry broke looke in the carousel, sending his car into the tire barriers on the fifth lap of the event.
Michael Munley crashes hard into the tire barrier.
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However, the accident didn’t mark the end of the race for Munley, as the debutant would return to the track three laps down, and get the opportunity to log more laps around the 2.45-mile road course.